5 days / 5 nights (Friday – Wednesday)
Aug, Sep & Oct 2022
The thought behind this art retreat is simple, it’s a place where you can spend time in nature and create art. You can join this retreat to learn pottery or just to take a creative break. In the month of June, July and August we are starting a retreat on every Friday, all retreat programs are similar. In every batch we have space for 10 people.
Day 1 (Friday) – check-in between 8am-12pm and take your time to settle in, take a tour to the studio, meet other people and take your first pottery session from 3pm-6pm.
Day 2,3,4,5 – of retreat include a group session between 10:30am- 1:30pm everyday, where you will learn pottery basics (wheel throwing, hand building and surface decoration, firing and glazing) while creating your own art pieces.
Studio remains open between 10am-6pm for practice and work. Creatives and artists are around for facilitation and inspiration. Between the breaks you can explore nature and places around.
Apart from the morning, 3 hours pottery sessions there will be other art workshops and activities which you can join if you feel like. There might be extra charges for some of them.
Day 6 (Wednesday) – check out after the breakfast.
Art pieces you make during the workshop could be fired/glazed and shipped to your address later in 4 weeks with extra charges.
Morning – You can go for a nature hike or take meditation/yoga session at the studio (8am-9am). Kitchen opens at 9:00am.
Afternoon – Apart from the regular sessions (10:30am-1:30pm) you can visit nearby places, spend time in the nature or learn/practice in the studio.
Evening – You can enjoy night life in the village; there are many cafes/restaurants with live music/performances and amazing menu. If you don’t want to go out you can have dinner at the studio. Cafeteria is open till 9pm.
The accommodation lies amidst the pine and cedar forest, completely secluded from the hustle-bustle of the town yet easily approachable by road and just 5 minute walk away from the village. Private rooms has single and double occupancy category. All the rooms are with private balcony and beautiful views. An in-house cafeteria provides delicious and healthy vegetarian food. High-speed WiFi, power backup and laundry service is available.
32500+ 18% GST/ for 1 person
57000+18%GST/ for 2 people
Including- stay, all meals, pottery workshops and materials.
Booking amount- 30% advance, 70% on arrival.
Refund – No.
Rescheduling- yes, depending on availability.
Price Includes accommodation, workshop, materials and tools.
Booking amount- 30% advance, 70% on arrival. Refund- No. Rescheduling- yes, depending on availability.
On an elevation of 2100 m, Dharamkot is a small hill station in Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. On the crest of a hill just above McLeodGanj (home to Dalai Lama and known as Little Lhasa because of its large population of Tibetans), Dharamkot is a spot with wide views of the Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar ranges. Famous for yoga, meditation and Hippies since 1970s, Dharamkot is also known as second home for Israeli tourists coming to India.
Day – pleasant
Night – mild cold
Rain – no
We are a team of self taught artists, coming from different backgrounds and with different stories. Dharamkot studio and art connect all of us together. Since the studio started in 2019, the team is growing as a community of artists.
How to reach
By Air – Gaggal airport is the nearest airport which is around 20 km (45 minutes) from the studio, direct taxi (INR1000-1100) to the studio will be available.
By Bus – Over night journey from Delhi by semi sleeper bus. Nearest bus station is MacLeodGanj (2km) and Dharmshala (8 km), from the bus station you can take a taxi to the studio.
By Train – Pathankot (85km) is the nearest railway station, from Pathankot you can take public transport to Dharamshala and then taxi to the Studio. Or you can take a taxi from Pathankot to the studio.
Q, – Can someone who have never done Pottery before attend it?
A – Yes, even a complete beginner can join it.
Q – Can I bring my partner/friend with me if only I am taking the retreat?
A – Yes, but it depends on availability and extra charges (1600/night, including all meals) will be applicable.
Q – Do I need to bring anything with me for the pottery workshop?
A – No everything will be provided.